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Deceptive Advertising

SAF promotes fair business practices and encourages entrepreneurship within the floral industry and the U.S. floral marketplace.  SAF supports ethical business practices and promotes efforts to discourage and stop deceptive trade practices within our industry.  These deceptive practices include but are not limited to advertising a misleading location or phone number, misrepresenting fees or charges to consumers, and portraying themselves as a different established business entity through deceit or lack of clarity.

SAF supports and will assist its members to find legislative or regulatory solutions to issues of deceptive trade practices today and in the future.

See below for the list of 29 States Who Have Passed a Deceptive Advertising Bill:

Arizona – Title 44, Chapter 9, Article 2, 44-1221

California — HB 1581

Connecticut – H.B. 5305

Delaware – Title 6, Subtitle II, Ch.25, Subch. III

Florida – S.B. 672

Georgia – S.B. 368

Illinois – H.B. 2991

Indiana – S.B. 271

Iowa – H.J. 1458

Kansas – Kansas Statutes 50-626

Kentucky – H.B. 246

Maine –Title 10, Part 3, Chapter 206-C

Maryland – S.B. 10

Michigan – H.B. 5500

Minnesota – H.F. 3277

New Hampshire – S.B. 345

New Jersey – P.L. 1997, Ch. 346

North Carolina – S.L. 2007-545

Ohio – S.B. 173

Oklahoma – H.B. 2978

Oregon – H.B. 2804

Pennsylvania – S.B. 198

South Carolina – S. 3685

South Dakota – H.B. 1302

Tennessee – S.B. 444

Texas – S.B. 378, HB 989 (Passed in 2011)

Vermont – H.B. 287, Sec. 44

Virginia – code 59.1-69

Washington – E.S.H.B. 1471

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